Rauner Fires 29 from Patronage Scandal Under PredecessorsGov. Bruce Rauner fired 29 IDOT employees who were among hundreds improperly hired based on political connections.
Illinois Supreme Court to Consider Remap Ballot Measure
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Missouri Senate OKs Prison Options For Kids Guilty of MurderUnder the bill, a 16- or 17-year-old could be sentenced to a minimum of 50 years without parole, and anyone younger could face a minimum of 35 years.
Sen. Kirk Tweets Thank-You Note from Pres. ObamaIt included a photo of a hand-written note from Obama.
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Blagojevich's AppealThe Supreme Court hears only around 80 cases a year out of more than 10,000 requests and typically accepts cases that raise weighty and divisive legal issues.
SCOTUS Deadlocks on Missouri Case; McCaskill IncensedThe U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked over a Missouri case -- would Senate action on President Obama's nominee have prevented that?
Illinois' Kirk Calls for Vote on SCOTUS NominationSen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, "It's just man up and cast a vote."
Judge from Metro East on Supreme Court Short ListA judge with connections to the Metro East is being mentioned as a possible nominee for the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Missouri Ban on Felons Carrying Weapons Ruled ConstitutionalA recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns, The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, affirming the status of current law.
Retired Judges Argue for Back Pay to Missouri Supreme CourtLawyers for the judges argued they should receive back pay and an increase in retirement benefits as a result.
Supreme Court Tosses St. Louis Murder Convictions for Man on Death RowThe court's 4-3 ruling on Tuesday sends Reginald Clemons' case back to circuit court, and gives the state 60 days to either seek a retrial or allow charges to be dismissed.